Thursday, April 22, 2010

Up With Rhubarb

You'll be pie some day, my sprouts.

The rhubarb is up in my garden.
It's a sign of new life and the renewal of the earth each spring.
These plants are colorful and stubborn and come back no matter what I do, or don't do, to them.
It's awfully dry this spring and that's worrisome for a wide spectrum of reasons, but mostly it means the produce will be hot to the taste, and bitter or sour.
Rhubarb is a mouth-puckerer to begin with. It needs no help from nature. If this dry weather continues I'll have to water the rhubarb.
It's worth it.


the Bag Lady said...


I need to get out in my garden and check to see if my rhubarb is peeking through yet.
And yes, it IS worth it to water it - love the puckery stuff, but it's better if it isn't TOO puckery!

messymimi said...

The joy of watching things grow is amazing.

If rhubarb is that hardy, I wonder if it is something that could even survive me?

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, I suspect it is. It'll do your heart good to see it, I think.

Messymimi, rhubarb can't be killed by conventional means.

Hilary said...

I've only tasted rhubarb twice and didn't like it. That was a LONG time ago. I think it's time I tried again.

Word verification is "sursive" .. one letter short of survive. Seems you'll have to water after all. ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, give rhubarb a chance.